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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 632

Corroboration

632 Corroboration

(1) A person may be convicted of an offence on the uncorroborated testimony of 1 witness, unless this Code expressly provides to the contrary.
Example—
See sections 52 (Sedition), 125 (Evidence on charge of perjury) and 195 (Evidence).
(2) On the trial of a person for an offence, a judge is not required by any rule of law or practice to warn the jury that it is unsafe to convict the accused on the uncorroborated testimony of 1 witness.
(3) Subsection (1) or (2) does not prevent a judge from making a comment on the evidence given in the trial that it is appropriate to make in the interests of justice, but the judge must not warn or suggest in any way to the jury that the law regards any class of persons as unreliable witnesses.
Example—
See also the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 1978 , section 4A and the Evidence Act 1977 , section 132BA .



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